Building my first gaming machine, need some advice and help.

Hi guys,
First off if this is in the wrong category I do apologise. Anyway im building my first gaming machine, I haven't bought any parts as yet apart from 8gb of DDR3 ram as I got it cheap. I have about £700-£850 to spend but it will take me 2-3 months to get all the parts as im a student. Ill post all the parts ive considered so far and if you guys could help me out by maybe replying with better parts I can get for my money or maybe cheaper parts that are just as good if not better.


Mother Board http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8P67-PRO-REV-3-1/dp/B004ZIFWBK/ref=dp_return_2?ie=UTF8&n=340831031&s=computers

Graphics Card http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx560ti448fermiseries/nov-560448.html

Processor http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-i5-2500K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B004FA8NX2/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1327252643&sr=1-1

RAM http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=pd_cp_computers_0

Power Supply http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/nov-psb850.html

Case http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/rc-692a-kkn5.html

Cooler http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CWCH60-Water-Cooler/dp/B004MYFOE2/ref=pd_cp_computers_0


Oh and ive not included hard drive or DVD drive as they will be a last minute thing. Let me know what you all think of the parts ive chosen and help where be if you could.

King regards,
James
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  1. Are you overclocking and/or planning on SLI/Crossfire?

    In general I like the P8Z68 motherboards better than the P8P67's.
  2. Crush3d said:
    Are you overclocking and/or planning on SLI/Crossfire?

    In general I like the P8Z68 motherboards better than the P8P67's.


    Hi there, yes i will be overclocking my gpu and cpu, can i ask why you prefer the p8z's?
  3. They are more future proof.

    I've also seen a few people comment that they are more reliable. I cannot attest to this though as I do not have one.

    You can use a smaller power supply if you are not going to SLI/Crossfire.
  4. Crush3d said:
    They are more future proof.

    I've also seen a few people comment that they are more reliable. I cannot attest to this though as I do not have one.

    You can use a smaller power supply if you are not going to SLI/Crossfire.



    Thanks for your replies, ill consider a cheaper less powerful power supply then.
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